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Liberals' two-billion-trees promise to cost $2.78 billion more than planned, PBO says

Liberals' two-billion-trees promise to cost $2.78 billion more than planned, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget office says a pledge by the Trudeau Liberals to plant two billion trees could cost almost double what the government says.

Liberal government sings Joe Biden's praises for cancelling U.S. abortion 'gag rule'

WASHINGTON — Canada's Liberal government cheered Thursday as President Joe Biden reversed a U.S. policy that denies federal funding to international aid organizations that support abortion.
Sex assault cases involving ex-PQ leader Andre Boisclair back in court April 16

Sex assault cases involving ex-PQ leader Andre Boisclair back in court April 16

MONTREAL — Former Parti Quebecois leader Andre Boisclair will return court in mid-April to face charges related to two separate sexual assault cases. Boisclair was not in court today when the judge fixed the date for April 16.
Quebec City mosque co-founder decries lack of federal progress on curbing handguns

Quebec City mosque co-founder decries lack of federal progress on curbing handguns

OTTAWA — The co-founder of the Quebec City mosque where six people were killed and many others injured four years ago this week laments the lack of federal progress on handgun control in a new letter to the prime minister.
Concordia University says lectures from dead professor are 'teaching tool'

Concordia University says lectures from dead professor are 'teaching tool'

MONTREAL — Concordia University says it has modified information provided to students in an art history course after one student said he was surprised to discover the professor delivering the video lectures had died in 2019.

Controversial head of judges' disciplinary council retires

TORONTO — The controversial head of the council responsible for handling complaints against federal judges has retired.
Heritage Ministry reviewing workplace harassment probe at Canadian Museum of History

Heritage Ministry reviewing workplace harassment probe at Canadian Museum of History

OTTAWA — The Heritage Ministry says it’s reviewing the results of an independent investigation into harassment allegations at the Canadian Museum of History.
Faces sex charges in U. S: Decision reserved on fashion king Peter Nygard's bail

Faces sex charges in U. S: Decision reserved on fashion king Peter Nygard's bail

WINNIPEG — Peter Nygard will remain in jail for another week despite his lawyers laying out an updated bail plan for the Canadian fashion king who faces sex trafficking and racketeering charges in the United States.
Opioid deaths highlight need to decriminalize hard-drug possession, police chiefs say

Opioid deaths highlight need to decriminalize hard-drug possession, police chiefs say

TORONTO — The scourge of overdose deaths underscores the need for Canada to decriminalize simple possession of hard drugs, the head of the national chiefs of police association said on Thursday.
New trial ordered for N.S. booking officers convicted in jail cell death case

New trial ordered for N.S. booking officers convicted in jail cell death case

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial for two special constables convicted of criminal negligence in the suffocation death of an inmate at a Halifax police lockup.